Vintage Topaz, Amethyst and Citrine Bouquet Brooch, c.1970s
18 Carat Yellow Gold
A beautiful deep violet purple variety of the mineral quartz, and the most well known and most prized variety. In many cultures and throughout the ages, Amethyst has been said to protect the wearer from many problems such as the powers of seduction, drunkenness, locusts, aid in the winning of wars, help against insect bites and stomach acid. Most amethyst comes from Zambia. Read more
A term used to describe an item that is approximately 50-100 years old but not an antique.
A pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz, rare in nature. Its colour is sometimes confused with topaz. It is an attractive alternative not only for topaz but for yellow sapphire. Read more
A gemstone, which, in its purest form is colourless, but is normally known for being blue or yellow. Topaz derives from the name of an island in the red sea ‘topazos’. In Sanskrit topaz also means ‘fire’. Read more
A weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’.
A chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making.
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